Finally got a chance to really listen without distraction today, and i'll give some feedback.
Hooked it to my Yaqin MC 100b with upgraded Shuguang 50 years treasures with a AQ King Cobra IC into my VR3 Modded LSi 9's.
Listening to Holst Orchestral Works on SACD
The unit it self is a tank (weighs near 20lbs.)and plays silently. Aesthetically, Marantz is always eye candy.
The sound is very pure, and I don't find it to be the least bit colored by the player. I can hear bow on strings .
The headroom between quiet passages played and peaks is huge. Bass response is tight and very pleasing.
Only disappointment so far is that the stock power cable is a piece of poo. Didn't expect that it would be great, but i will replce that in the near term.
If there is a SACD/CD player in your future, give this one a look/listen.
Here is a pic: